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Subject: Re: iMac Pro - available to order very soon!
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On Thursday, 14 December 2017 20:08:10 UTC, Davoud  wrote:
> Whisky-dave:
> > Gonna be very expensive or rather a lot of money depending on how you
> > look at it. I think mac rumours thinbks the basic model will start at $5k.
> > I'd expect the 18 core to start at around $8k.
> 
> You understand that "expensive" and "lot of money" are relative to
> one's desires, needs, and means, right? 

Yep, that's what I said.
"Gonna be very expensive or rather a lot of money depending on how you look at it. "


> 
> As I see it the iMac Pro is cheap. 

"depending on how you look at it. "



>Moving up a little from the base
> model, a model equipped with a 3.0GHz 10-core Intel Xeon W processor,
> 64GB of RAM, a 4TB SSD, and a Radeon Pro Vega 64 with 16GB of RAM costs
> $9100 after an organizational discount.

So.

> 
> Compare to an SE/30, a quite capable machine in 1989. With 4MB of RAM
> and an 80MB HD it cost $6569, which is $13,000 in 2017 dollars.

Yes I know I have one in the loft.

> 
> Thus a machine so powerful that its specs can't be compared to the
> older machine costs only 70% of what the older machine cost.

Doesn't matter to me.

> 
> Perhaps a better comparison would be a supercomputer such as the Cray,
> priced in the $millions. The new iMac far outperforms many of the early
> Crays. Cheap.

Doesn;t matter to me.

Do you think the koenigsegg one : One is cheap too.